New Laws to Protect Victims of Human Trafficking in Australia
The Australian government has announced significant changes to its scheme for protecting victims of people trafficking, which has protected 131 people since 2004, but which, advocates say, could have done a lot more for many of those subjected to one of the world's worst trades.
Australia Provides Aid to Indonesia to Combat Human Trafficking
Australia has announced it will give support to Indonesia's fight against human trafficking, aid which will add to programs already being helped by the UN and the US.
Exploitation of Skilled Migrants in Australia Exposed
Conditions in remote Australian workplaces, where two foreigners died within three days in June, are so harsh that a leading immigration expert says they are "akin to slavery".
Thai Woman Wins Landmark Compensation in Australian Sex-Trafficking Case
An Australian tribunal has awarded compensation to a Thai woman who was forced to work as a prostitute in Sydney when she was 13.
Slavery Thrives in Australia 200 Years After Abolition
On Sunday, 25 March, communities across the globe celebrated Freedom Day, the 200th Anniversary of the Abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade Act.
US State Department Releases 2006 Human Rights Report
The US State of Department has released the 2006 Human Rights Report.
Australia Provides Compensation for Victims of Trafficking
Women trafficked as sex slaves will be given assistance worth more than AUS$350,000 as part of a State Government program.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) Signs 'Historic' Agreement with Vietnam, Cambodia
AFP cooperates with neighboring countries on trafficking.
Vietnam and Australia Co-operate in Fight Against Human Trafficking1
Australia will provide the Vietnamese Border Defence Command with facilities for two rooms for checking passports and other papers.
Sex Slavery in Australia
According to Project Reach, an Australia-based nongovernmental organization, Australia's sex slavery laws are failing and police are not doing enough to free enslaved women.
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